Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Kinesiology and functional evaluation - VALUTAZIONE FUNZIONALE IN FISIOTERAPIA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alberto Frisanco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
FISIO VR 1A2S dal Mar 9, 2020 al May 8, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The training objectives will be to perform the articular and muscular evaluation of all the body districts, recognizing the quantitative and qualitative alterations, the circumferential measurement of the limbs, the evaluation of the main cardiovascular and respiratory parameters. Integrate the data collected with the observation of alterations in postures and gestures. Know the scales of evaluation in physiotherapy for the evaluation of complex phenomena with their psychometric properties. Administer self-administered or hetero-administered assessment scales correctly. (Syllabus, A.A. 18/19)


The course will cover the following topics:
Reference models in the evaluation phase of clinical practice
- The reliability and the diagnostic utility of the orthopedic clinical analysis
- Joint evaluation, muscle tests, evaluation scales:
- Lower limb
* Foot and ankle
- Upper limb
* Elbow and wrist
- Trunk
*Cervical spine
* Spine-lumbar spine

Teaching Methods
Classroom meetings include the use of lectures (with slides), group exercises, video presentation and discussion, simulations.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kendall, McCreary, Provance I muscoli: funzioni e test 2005
Neumann Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: foundations for rehabilitation 2016
Joshua Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, Shane Koppenhaver, PT, PhD and Jonathan Su, PT, DPT, LMT Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination (Edizione 3) Elsevier 2016 9780323340632
Clarkson H.M. Valutazione cinesiologica. Esame della mobilità articolare e della forza muscolare. (Edizione 2) Edi-ermes 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

An evaluation is foreseen, in which will be tested the skills learned in the kinesiological tests and the related logical relations, on a specific case, and an evaluation, through a questionnaire with closed and open answers.

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